Monday 26 October 1970
It was Monday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). In that special week of October people in US were listening to I'll Be There by Jackson 5.
In UK Band Of Gold by Freda Payne was in the top 5 hits.
Africa Erotica, directed by Louis Soulanes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970
while The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Nauru - Angam Day
- Austria - National Day: Anniversary of the Declaration of Neutrality (1955)
- Also see October 26 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- St. Quadragesimus
- St. Rusticus
- St. Gibitrudis
- St. Fulk
- St. Eadfrid
- St. Demetrius (aka St. Dimitrios) of Thessaloniki
- St. Cuthbert
- St. Cedd
- St. Alfred the Great
- Roman festivals - first day of Ludi Victoriae Sullanae (until 1 November)
- R.C. Saints - October 26th is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints: St. Bean
- St. Evaristus
- St. Lucian
- St. Albinus
- St. Rogatian
- Bert Emanuel: NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons).
- Jessie Armstead: NFL linebacker (New York Giants).
- Randall Evans: Franklin, Virginia -- 100m / 200m runner.
- Tom Vano: Plainfield, New Jersey -- Field hockey goalkeeper (1996 Olympics).
- Dian Bachar: American actor director and screenwriter.
- Lisa Ryder: Canadian actress
- Doonesbury comic strip debuts in 28 newspapers.
- Tanzania begins building railway Lusaka-Drone ash Salaam
- Garry Trudeau's comic strip ''Doonesbury'' debuts in approximately two dozen newspapers in the United States.
- In Jordan, the government of Ahmed Toukan resigns the next prime minister is Wasfi Al-Tal.
- A cholera outbreak in eastern Slovakia causes Hungary to close its border with Czechoslovakia.
- Gary Gabelich drives the rocket-powered ''Blue Flame'' to an official world land speed record of 622.287nbspmph (1nbsp001.452nbsp863nbspkm/h) on the dry lake bed of the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. The record, the first above 1nbsp000nbspkm/h, stands for nearly 13 years.
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